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A 30-year-old member asked:

Please help! will my gums reduce swelling with brushing and flossing?

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Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Yes- as long as the calculus ( tartar ) has been fully removed by your hygienist.
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Dr. Andrew Rutman
Dentistry 41 years experience
Other problems also: There are other factors that can also play a role in causing the gums to swell. Medications and other health related issues can cause swelling of the gums. You should see your dentist to check the cause of the swelling.
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